Facebook Accused of Injecting ‘Hidden Tracking Codes’ In Your Photos

Jim Satney July 16, 2019

A cyber researcher is making claims that Facebook tracks user images. In short, Edin Jusupovic, an Australian resident, is alleging that the social media giant injects code into your photos and can track them infinitely. He also claims that Facebook hides the activity, so users are never aware that their family photos are tracked. If the allegations are true, this means Facebook tracks our photos well beyond the Facebook newsfeed. By injecting tracking code into images, the tracking of the image goes beyond just Facebook’s feed and profile ecosystem.

“Facebook is embedding tracking data inside photos you download,” Jusupovic stated on hist Twitter account where he broke the news. He added that he “noticed a structural abnormality when looking at a hex dump of an image file from an unknown origin only to discover it contained what I now understand is an IPTC special instruction.”

He posted the hex dump findings on his Twitter. You can view it below….https://prepforthat.com/facebook-image-tracking-hidden-codes/

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